Compromise talks on Ohio budget to begin Tuesday

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio legislative panel is scheduled to begin negotiating differences between the House and Senate versions of the state budget.

The six-member, bipartisan conference committee will meet for the first time Tuesday afternoon.

The group will also hear updated state revenue and Medicaid caseload projections.

Lawmakers face a June 30 deadline to pass the $62 billion, two-year spending plan with the new fiscal year beginning July 1.

The two chambers have separate tax plans and school funding formulas that must be reconciled.

Lawmakers are considering a separate, bipartisan bill to make changes to Medicaid after dropping the governor's proposal to expand the health care program from the budget.

The federal-state Medicaid program for poor and disabled people provides coverage for one of every five residents in Ohio.

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